Restless Surface

Restless Surface

How has wind, water and other weather shaped the Earth? And how long has it taken?

See dramatic rock and mountain formations and a giant stalagmite, and find out how they formed. Discover how stones change shape and explore interactive exhibits in the Restless Surface gallery.

Star specimens and exhibits

  • frozen lightning captured in desert sand
  • the ancient life that makes up limestone
  • interactive displays showing how wind and water can turn sand into waves
  • a tombstone sundial
  • minerals borne from the sea

Explore the galleries with the Museum map

Find out how to get around with the Museum map. There are four zones to discover.